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Manga Adaptation of BBC's Sherlock Goes on Hiatus Until October

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Manga will return to adapt TV series' 3rd episode

The July issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine is publishing the final chapter of the second manga of BBC's Sherlock television series on Wednesday. The third manga, "Sherlock: Ōinaru Game" (Sherlock: The Great Game), will begin in the November issue on October 4 and cover the television series' third episode.

In the BBC series, several Doctor Who scriptwriters (Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Stephen Thompson) takes Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant yet idiosyncratic detective and re-imagines him in modern-day London. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave) and Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit, The World's End) star as Sherlock and his friend Dr. Watson, respectively. There have been three seasons of three 90-minute episodes.

The artist "Jay." drew the first two manga. The last manga reinterpreted "The Blind Banker" ("Shi o Yobu Angō"), the show's second episode about a secret cipher that portends death. The manga's compiled volume will go on sale on June 7.

The iconic consulting detective has inspired several earlier manga and anime, including a youthful version in Sherlock Holmes whispers to the shadow and a canine reincarnation co-directed by Hayao Miyazaki in Sherlock Hound. Kodansha Comics is publishing another canine incarnation, Yuma Ando and Yuki Satō's Sherlock Bones (Tanteiken Sherdock or Detective Dog Sherdock) manga, in North America. Cumberbatch himself discussed all the boys-love dōjinshi manga and fan fiction that his character's relationship with Watson has inspired.

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